Louth Run For Life has raised £40,000 for Cancer Research

The Louth Run for Life committee chairman Simon West hands over a cheque for � 40,000 to Debbie Fitzgerald from Cancer Research UK. EMN-140411-102347001
The Louth Run for Life committee chairman Simon West hands over a cheque for � 40,000 to Debbie Fitzgerald from Cancer Research UK. EMN-140411-102347001

Money raised from this 
year’s Louth Run for Life has raised a whopping £40,000, which is there biggest total to date.

The total has even exceeded last year’s high of £33,500 and the Run for Life Committee are hopeful that they can raise even more going into their 10th year anniversary event in 2015.

Vice chair of the Run for Life committee, Jo Wright said: “The £40,000 raised this year is all from the Run for Life event and it is our biggest total to date.

“We are absolutely over the moon with this year’s total.

“Looking at the amount of entrants on the day, we had about the same total of runners that we had last year, but it seems that people really went out all this year and raised a lot more funds through sponsorship which is fantastic.”

Just recently the committee also held their first charity ball at Kenwick Park in Louth and the funds raised from that event will now be added to the fresh fundraising total for 2015.

“Our first charity ball was a fantastic night which also included an auction and raffle,” Jo added.

“We’re unsure as to how much was raised on the night yet, but we’re thinking it is 
in the region of around 
£3,000.

“Now we’re hoping to make the ball an annual event.

“We would all like to take this moment to thank everyone who has helped, taken part in and supported our event this year and to everyone who came out our first charity ball, it means so much to us and we’re looking forward to the events in store next year.”

With the big 10th anniversary coming up next year, talks are going ahead as to what new events they will be setting up to mark anniversary.

Jo said: “With it being the big 10-year anniversary next year, we’re hoping to put on some other events to mark the milestone, we’ve had a lot of talks going on at present.

“Our AGM is talking 
place in December, so we’re hoping to have some ideas tied down.”